Day 0: Māori meetup
This one-day event on the Wednesday of NetHui will explore and discuss Internet and IT issues, supported by a community working party.
Karakia and mihi whakatau (opening prayer and welcome)
Matariki: setting the scene
Marama Fox, co-leader of the Māori party.
With the rapidly dynamic and changing face of the digital world it is vital that Māori remain at the forefront of ICT growth and development. The use of the internet provides platforms for the divers needs of Māori educational aspirations currently and for the Gen X Y Z, L M N O P (I forget where we are up to now) future mokopuna.
How then do we ensure we are meeting the needs of Māori and securing spectrum platform to provide for both user and deliver of internet capability?
Ngā Pū Waea: planting seeds for the future
Presenters: Antony Royal and Rhonda Kite.
The roll-out of broadband and ultrafast fibre can and does assist all kinds of individuals to innovate and grow. As an advisory group to government we get to do stuff that can bring life to communities if we know what is feasible and economically viable.
Antony Royal (chair of NPW) and Rhonda Kite (Founder Kiwa Digital Ltd) will set the scene for what motivates our group to search for solutions to the possibilities of technology. Marama Fox (member of parliament) is all about the changing face of the digital world and how vital it is that Māori remain at the forefront of ICT growth and development. How do we ensure we are meeting the needs of Māori and securing spectrum platform to provide for both user and delivery of internet capability?
Network Society Aotearoa | Hapori Hangarau Aotearoa
Presenters: Te Tumatakuru O’Connell and Arturo Pelayo.
The internet redefined human communication and social structure into a global village. The exponential rate of technological change today is seeing a new technology-based social structure or network society emerge.
This presentation posits the emergence of a network society in Aotearoa/NZ. The concept of a network society is predicated on “a set of exponential technologies with the common feature of being decentralised and organised in a network” (netsoc.org).
This presentation explains the concept of a network society, it profiles the current global Network Society project, and offers some preliminary thoughts for the future network society in Aotearoa/NZ.
Morning tea (provided)
Panel session: inspiration, ideation and perspiration
Panelists: Puawai and Arahi Hagger (Ratana ICT), Anahera Morehu (Te Rōpū Whakahau), Leona Karauria and Ivor Jones (New Zealand Māori Internet Society).
Each rōpū will present an overview of their projects, priorities and aspirations for Māori followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
21st century tools and pedagogy: film and virtual reality for Māori, Pasifika and indigenous cultures
Presenter: Teriu Ropata Ngairoa Hetekia Wiremu Remana Kiwikiwi Lemon, WelTec, Head of School, Creative Industries.
Indigenous cultures including Māori and Pasifika are ‘storytelling’ cultures. This presentation will show the availability of virtual reality (VR) and digital film tools that identify opportunities for the future. The presentation will be interactive and requires users to experience VR as it provides a more appropriate awareness to determine immediate opportunities.
Immediacy is the key to the technology advancements where time is no longer a luxury and youthful naivety is the connectedness required for innovative practice.
The workshop experience will create an immediate list of opportunities as part of the workshop. The future is determined by those who wish to engage or train to support storytelling pedagogy via film and VR with a greater awareness to the utilisation of these tools.
The presentation provides support to the value and importance of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB), utilisation of cloud based technologies and a perspective of UFB and innovative exploration.
Panel session: connectivity in the digital age
Panelists: Hemi Bennett (Te Arawa Wi-Fi), Rei Sciascia (Digital Māori Forum) and Quinn Nahi (3D Interface).
Each speaker will present an overview of their projects and aspirations for Māori followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Ngā Pū Waea: affordability study
Presenter: Hinurewa te Hau.
In May 2012, research was undertaken on the influencing factors of the cost of high speed broadband and alternative approaches to reduce the costs. The key findings from the research were:
- fibre connections are more expensive ($20 uplift for retail and $17 uplift for wholesale).
- the content market is immature. Most content has to be imported.
- there are some opportunities for local communities to share connection but not all with the same benefits.
As a result of these findings, Ngā Pū Waea wants to better understand the affordability of ultra fast broadband for Māori that live in low-socio economic areas, for which a study is underway.
Afternoon tea (provided)
A digital kaupapa: exploring culturally-safe practices online
Presenter: Carrie Stoddart-Smith, Blogger and social media advocate.
The digital age produces many challenges for Māori. In particular, the tension between kaupapa and tikanga Māori and the freedom and rights derived from western philosophies in an online context has received very little attention.
If Māori are to remain culturally safe online, then we need to consider how we can develop a kaupapa that supports our cultural values while remaining responsive to changes in the digital environment. As there is no clear guidance on how principles such as manaakitanga can be practiced online we are presented with a unique opportunity to showcase how our tikanga can cultivate not only culturally safe but socially safe online practices as well as facilitating access to information for those people constrained by time, finances, or distance (or all) to attend hui or wananga where information is traditionally shared.
This is especially important for guiding our tamariki and rangatahi in their lives online.
Kōrero Mai: interactive session
Facilitators: Hemi Bennett, Hinurewa te Hau, Ivor Jones, Karaitaina Taiuru, Leona Karauria and Sarah Lee.
This interactive session is a space for delegates to reflect on the korero and contribute views in relation to these questions:
- what are the opportunities, successes and challenges for Māori in relation to the Internet and the ICT industry?
- how is the Internet supporting Māori aspirations and future generations?
- how can all Māori (including the 70% Māori living in urban areas and 30% in rural regions approximate figures) benefit from the Internet and ICT?
Reflections and closing karakia
Sponsors & Community Supporters
NetHui wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of a large number of community partners and sponsors. If you would like to be a community support organisation and help us make NetHui 2015 the best one yet, please contact [email protected].